Covid-19 Update and Reminders
Following some queries from parents, we have been liaising with Environmental Health regarding Covid-19 guidelines. As such, we can confirm the following updated information:
Siblings or anyone in the household who is isolating (due to someone within their household requiring a COVID test) can return to school once a negative test has been proven. Siblings should remain off until a negative test result is back.
Our original guidance was that siblings of the students being tested were to remain at home isolating until symptom free. However, the updated guidance is: if someone has tested positive for COVID, symptoms can last longer than the 10 days of isolation. Coughs in particular can linger, but it does not mean that they remain infectious. Before the confirmed positive person returns to school, they must be clear of a fever for 48 hours and feel well enough to resume normal duties.
Please see the new tab on the school website for ‘Distance Learning’ under this tab is a short video guide for both students and parents on how to use Google Classroom.
You will also find all the classroom codes for all subjects here, please ensure your child/children have logged in to all their necessary classes, we will also be working with them on this during tutorial time over the coming week.
Please note that if your child is currently being tested for Coronavirus, they should remain off school until the results are back; however, please ensure they are completely free of a temperature before returning to school. Please can you ensure that your test results, positive or negative, are shared with ourselves for our records.
If your child comes back with a negative result, please send a copy of the results to firstname.lastname@example.org
If your child comes back with a positive test results, please contact the school immediately. During the school day, please call 01699 224490 (Option 0) asking for Mr Owen (Operations Manager) or Mrs Williams (Business Manager) who will go through the process and relevant information for you. Outside of school hours, please email email@example.com; the above staff along with the Headteacher monitor this email as often as possible. Please do this for a positive result only.
Please refer to our flowchart and Newport City Council's FAQs for more information and guidance on different situations.
As outlined in previous communication, Newport City Council have provided clear guidance regarding the use of face coverings in school. Key aspects for pupils is that it is mandatory (unless exempt on additional learning needs or medical grounds) to wear a face covering in home to school transport, and we strongly recommend wearing a face covering in all communal area such as corridors and canteens (again unless exempt on additional learning needs or medical grounds).
We are asking for parental/guardian support that your child, unless exempt, brings a face covering to school and we shall encourage them to use these safely. We do have a supply of disposable masks for students who have lost or forgotten theirs; however, supplies are limited.
It is vital that we follow these rules to remain in line with Welsh Government guidelines, as well as to protect our students and staff.